Like most of you, I've spent the last few years obsessing over contouring... but as we know there are always new trends to stay up to date with. So last year was strobing, this year is "baking". this technique uses the temperature from your face to set your make up, leaving a crease free and airbrushed look. ** Especially great for under the eyes. I'll do a tutorial post soon on this one, stay tuned.
Heres some easy definitions to identify these techniques:
Strobing in a nutshell ladies, is all highlight and no contouring.
Contouring is the one with all the lines! Shadows and Highlights to add and/or change a face shape.
Baking is the latest of these trends. Setting concealer with a translucent, leaving to 'bake' and your left with a beautiful creaseless finish. * Tutorial coming for this*
I will post some tutorials on these different techniques for you to try and see which you feel suits you best. Because who has time to fully contour every single day? My daily routine is strobing as its quite natural. But experiment :D Below are a list of my favourite products, with click throughs to places you can buy them.
Contouring: We love......
Smashbox Contour Pencils (also great for beginners)
NYX Contour Sticks (a cheaper alternative to the Smashbox pencils)
Strobing: We love...
Revlon Colour stay conealer; shade Light
Mac Mineralize Powder; shade Soft n Gentle
Mac Strobe Cream
Baking: We love...
Any Moisturising Eye Cream
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer, shade NC20 or NC15 *depending on your skin shade*
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder *it has a banana tint instead of white!*
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Much Love, S xxx